Biography for Tao Te Ching on the Art of Harmony : The New Illustrated Edition of the Chinese Philosophical Masterpiece

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Chad Hansen, a specialist in ancient Chinese thought, is Professor in Chinese Philosophy at the Centre of Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong. He serves on the editorial board of Philosophy East and West. He is the co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Taoism (2002) and the author of Language and Logic in Ancient China (1983) and A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought (1992).


Originally from Utah, Chad Hansen studied Western philosophy and entered the PhD program at the University of Michigan. He then taught at the universities of Pittsburgh, Stanford, and Vermont and went on to hold several visiting professorships in Hawaii and at U.C.L.A. before settling in Hong Kong as a professor of philosophy at the University of Hong Kong in 1993.